Notes in the Margins: Law school, ADHD and cheating online

Tuition-free colleges rare, but there More than 5,000 students across the USA participate in one of seven “work college” programs at Ecclesia College, Warren Wilson College, Sterling College, Berea College, Alice Lloyd College, College of the Ozarks and Blackburn College. (USA Today)

Duke University quits elite online learning initiative Duke University just pulled out of an online learning initiative with other elite schools because some Duke professors voted against awarding credit for the classes. The vote came just a short time after Amherst College in Massachusetts rejected a proposal to join an online education venture called edX. Both actions buck the fast-growing movement toward online education, suggesting that there remain concerns in the academy about how best to teach. (The Washington Post)

Using technology to fight cheating in online education Webcams and keystroke monitoring are among tools in use. (Los Angeles Times)

Colleges Tackle Illicit Use of A.D.H.D. Pills Misuse of attention deficit drugs has become a problem on campuses, and colleges are reconsidering how — and even if — their student health offices should try to diagnose A.D.H.D. (The New York Times)

New Report Suggests Ways to Fix Legal Education A recent report recommends more practical classes and limits on loan amounts for law students. (U.S. News & World Report)